In structure glazing, end glazing fixing refers to the method of attaching the glass panels to the structure or building. This is typically done using specialized clips, gaskets, or beads that are designed to secure the glass in place and prevent it from moving or shifting. Some common methods of end glazing fixing in structure glazing include the use of:
- Mechanical clips: These are small metal or plastic clips that are attached to the structure and then used to hold the glass in place.
- Adhesive gaskets: These are small rubber or silicone gaskets that are applied to the structure and then used to hold the glass in place.
- End glazing beads: These are small plastic or metal beads that fit into the frame and then secure the glass in place.
The choice of end glazing fixing method will depend on the specific requirements of the building or structure and the load and wind resistance requirements. Additionally the local building codes and the type of structure also play important role in the selection of end glazing fixing method.
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End glazing fixings detail drawing – 1
A end glazing fixings detail drawing is a technical illustration that shows the specific methods and materials used to secure the edges of a glass panel in a window or door frame. The drawing will typically include dimensions, materials, and assembly instructions for the end glazing fixing system.
It will show the location and type of clips, gaskets, or beads used to secure the glass, as well as any other components that are required, such as sealants or weatherstripping. The drawing will also indicate the load and wind resistance requirements, and show how the end glazing fixing system is anchored to the structure.
It is important to follow these drawings and instructions exactly when installing the end glazing fixings system, to ensure that the glass is securely attached and that the window or door functions properly.
A end glazing fixings detail drawing is usually prepared by an architect or engineer who is familiar with the building codes, local regulations and the structural requirements of the building.
It is an important document for the construction and installation process, and should be consulted during the planning, design, and construction phases of a project.
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